Running Boston: One Year Later
The scenes from the 118th Boston Marathon present a dichotomy of what was and what will be.
Austin Teacher Uniting Staff with The Run to the Sun Relay to Support Student
Teams of six to 10 people begin at Enchanted Rock in Fredricksburg and finish’s at Murchison Middle School in Austin.
More “Fittest Dogs”—Workout Warriors
AFM has profiled a group of pets from our “Fittest Dogs” contest that benefit from their owners’ fit lifestyles. Have you seen them at your gym or workout?
Leah Fisher Nyfeler
Secret Swimming Weapon for Triathletes: Train in the Four Competitive Strokes
Cross training by swimming diversified workouts is a useful tool for a triathlete to gain strength, endurance, and confidence in the pool.
Advice from the FITTEST
Stephanie Flores (Body by Frame) will be the instructor for AFM’s next free workout on April 6 at lululemon athletica in the Domain.
Training With a Purpose
Competitions like AFM FITTEST are opportunities to train weaknesses into strengths.
David de Leon
Fun Facts about Noses
Dogs and humans both have noses, but they differ greatly.
Developmental Exercises Give Good Returns
Applying SMARTset circuit training with these three movement strategies can pay big dividends in strength and power, just in time for the 2014 AFM FITTEST.
Diane Vives, M.S., C.S.C.S.
A Go-To Loop for Cycling Central Austin
MapMyFitness ambassador Nathanial Friedman loves a coffee and snack along with his ride. Here’s his go-to 20-miler.
AFM Equipment Review: What’s This, and What’s It Do?
Personal trainer Andy Rivadeneira reviews four pieces of fitness equipment: ARC Trainer, Concept 2 Row Machine, Ab Carver Pro, and Prowler Sled
Andy Rivadeneira, C.P.T.
Rookie Stumbles on the Path to a Lifetime of Success
Failing at your first triathlon may actually be the best thing that ever happens in your sporting life.
Strategic Supplementation: Get the most from your food
Anne Wilfong, R.D., L.D.
Preventative Veterinary Medicine for Active Central Texas Pets
There are several diseases that can make otherwise fun outdoor activities risky; fortunately, they’re preventable with a few precautionary steps.
Stacy Nipper Mozisek, M.S., D.V.M.
The Pulse: April 2014
Pets Can Improve Quality of Life for Seniors
Interacting with pets can provide physical and psychological benefits for the elderly.
J. Jody Kelly
Austin High-Rise Living with Pets
Two of Austin’s high-rise buildings make sure to keep their tenants’ pets in style.
FAQ April 2014
Questions submitted by readers, answered by AFM staff
Dogs Detecting Cancer
The Pine Street Foundation, a nonprofit cancer research group in San Anselmo, Calif., has trained five dogs to sniff out cancer.
Get Moving with Texas’ Million Mile Month
It’s easy to get moving with the Million Mile Month initiative, a nonprofit focused on bringing fitness to Texas.
Snacking for Charity
Food companies are turning profits into meals for kids in at-risk countries.
Young idea results in adult outcome with Camp Spark
Since its inception in Dallas in 2010, Camp Spark has expanded throughout the United States into nine cities and serves approximately 300 kids.
Appeal to your canine carnivore with raw foods
A balanced raw diet consists of approximately 80 percent muscle meat and bones, 10 percent organ meat, and 10 percent vegetables.
Can Losing Weight Help with Infertility?
Increasing fertility can involve multiple techniques and professionals, but basic fitness plays an important role.
Parviz K. Kavoussi, M.D. and Shahryar K. Kavoussi, M.D., M.P.H.
Dog Grooming 101
Tips for enjoying bath time with your pup.
Dove Springs Initiative Inspires Family Fitness
Leah Fisher Nyfeler
Saving Dogs through RuffTail Running
Austin’s RuffTail Running works to find shelter dogs forever homes through the benefits of running
Amazon Express Pioneer: West Hansen
Austinite West Hansen paddled the entire Amazon River, from source to Atlantic Ocean.
Fit Finds: Sandals
Longer days, higher temperatures beg for life without socks.
Engine 2’s Top Ten Plant-Strong Vegetables
Rip Esselstyn provides his go-to vegetables to add nutrients to any meal.
2014 AFM Fittest Dogs
Whether climbing trees, swimming creeks, navigating agility courses, or being loving companions, these active dogs are AFM’s pick of the pack.
Sustainable Food Center Recipe: Wasabi Edamame Hummus
Serve as a spicy dip or sandwich spread.
Summer Leagues Give Way to Year-Round Specialization
As more youth athletes focus on one sport, the need for physical fitness training increases.
Goal-Setting Promotes Progress
Developing focus, discipline, and a strong sense of self-worth can lead to success in swimming.
Rethinking Your Year-Round Approach to Training, Racing
Pro triathlete Patrick Evoe gives advice for breaking through training plateaus by doing something different.